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Historians, scholars, and high-profile filmmakers come together in Berlinger's cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies. Intent to Destroy is a timely reckoning with the large-scale suppression of a historical tragedy.
Berlinger confronts the fraught task of shedding light on the Armenian Genocide ? whose witnesses and descendants are still fighting to be officially acknowledged as such by the international community ? how it was carried out during World War I as the reign of the Ottoman empire drew to a close, and how it laid the groundwork for the genocides that followed.